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OIC News archive from March 2018
Temporary Lyness exhibitions extended

The closure of Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum is to be extended into 2019.

30 March 2018
Easter weekend Council information

Due to the Easter Monday holiday, the Council Offices will be closed from 17:00 on Friday 30 March until 09:00 on Tuesday 2 April 2018.

30 March 2018
School meals update - 2018

A ten pence increase in the price of school meals in Orkney will come into effect in April.

28 March 2018
North Isles Airfields Flying High at National Transport Awards

Orkney's council-operated airfields have been shortlisted for a national award.

27 March 2018
Council Publishes Procurement Forward Plan for 2018/2019

Two important documents relating to how the Council procures goods and services have been published on the Council website this week.

26 March 2018
University Principals look to the future on Orkney visit

The Principals of three of Scotland’s universities have been looking at new opportunities for collaborative working during a two-day visit to Orkney.

21 March 2018
Safety advice after illegal dumping of explosives

The Council is reminding the public of the risks of dumping potentially explosive material.

21 March 2018
£4.5m North Isles Landscape Scheme Gets Go-Ahead from National Lottery

Orkney Islands Council has welcomed the announcement that they have secured funding from the National Lottery for a £4.5m North Isles Landscape Scheme.

21 March 2018
Contract awarded for Orkney research and innovation campus

A £5.39 million construction contract has been awarded for the development of a new Research and Innovation Campus in Orkney.

19 March 2018
Busy year for Scapa Flow

More than 110 tanker operations have taken place in Scapa Flow over the past 12 months – the highest figure recorded for many years.

19 March 2018
World Social Work Day to be Celebrated in Orkney

An event highlighting the valuable work carried out by social workers takes place in Kirkwall next week.

15 March 2018
Culture and Business Fund Scotland roadshow comes to Orkney

Independent charity Arts & Business Scotland will visit Orkney later this month as part of a series of special events across the Highlands and Islands to promote greater collaboration between local cultural organisations and the local business community.

15 March 2018
Updated core paths plan published

Orkney Islands Council has published a reviewed Core Paths plan for public comment, following feedback gathered over the last several months.

15 March 2018
Glass recycling advice for businesses

The Council is advising that a collection point for glass bottles and jars from commercial businesses will no longer be available at Cursiter Quarry from Thursday 15 March.

14 March 2018
Council seeks to bolster Islands Bill

Orkney Islands Council is working with partners in seeking amendments to the Islands Bill for the next stage of its progress through the Scottish Parliament.

13 March 2018
Resurfacing works cancelled - Junction Road

The resurfacing works on Junction Road, Kirkwall planned to start on Monday (12 March) as advertised in yesterday’s Orcadian have had to be cancelled.

09 March 2018
Dust off your musical instruments this Pass It On week

Hand over your under-loved musical instruments for the benefit of young musicians in the county, as part of national Pass It On Week.

06 March 2018
What's in the boot?

Visitors to Hatston tip will be asked to take a second look at what's in their boot - as part of next week's national re-use event 'Pass It On' week.

06 March 2018
Council welcomes case for grid investment

Orkney Islands Council has welcomed news that energy supplier Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has formally submitted a ‘Needs Case’ to energy regulator Ofgem for a new transmission link for Orkney.

05 March 2018

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